SEE: Scarlet Street at The Drake Hotel's Palm Court Monday, February 10, 7 p.m.
The Drake Hotel recently instated Movie Mondays, which show film classics that pay homage to its Jazz Age roots. Screenings take place on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the hotel’s Palm Court, and guests can enjoy complimentary popcorn and a special menu. Tonight, catch Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett in Scarlet Street. Admission is complimentary but reservations are recommended. 140 E. Walton Pl., 312-787-2200
The spa at dana offers Valentine’s Day treatments this month.
DO: Indulge at the spa at dana Throughout February
This month, the spa at dana is offering a few specialty treatments to set the mood for Valentine’s Day. Try the Kneading Each Other couple’s massage, which uses aphrodisiac oils and includes a how-to on the basics of massage; or opt for the Red Wine & Roses Mani Pedi, a perfect, relaxing prep for date night that includes a glass of vino. 660 N. State St., 312-202-6040
Joffrey Ballet dancers perform Episode 31, choreographed by Alexander Ekman.
SEE: Joffrey Ballet's “Contemporary Choreographers” Wednesday, February 12-Sunday, February 23
Three unique performances comprise the Joffrey Ballet’s “Contemporary Choreographers,” including Continuum by Christopher Wheeldon—making its Joffrey premiere—and Episode 31 by renowned Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman. But we’re most excited for Crossing Ashland, a contemporary dance by Chicagoan Brock Clawson, which uses the Windy City’s Ashland Avenue as a metaphor for facing change within ourselves. Tickets are $31-$152 on ticketmaster.com. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., 800-982-2787
Classic Kids Photography turns “lovies” into art this Valentine’s Day.
DO: The Lovie Project from Classic Kids Photography Beginning Friday, February 14
Share the love this Valentine’s Day with The Lovie Project, which benefits the Primo Center for Women & Children. With the donation of a brand new “lovie”—a children’s toy, blanket, or other comfort item—Classic Kids Photography turns a family’s personal lovies into modern art. All donations and a percentage of all print sales benefit the Center. 917 W. Armitage Ave., 773-296-2607
Punch House’s Will Duncan hosts a how-to class this weekend.
DO: Punch-Making Class at Punch House Saturday, February 15, 2-4 p.m.
The newly-opened Punch House—situated beneath Thalia Hall in Pilsen—offers its first hands-on class this weekend in partnership with Death’s Door Gin. Led by beverage director Will Duncan, groups of up to four people can create their own batch of punch to taste test and impress friends with at their next gathering. $75 per group; call Punch House at 312-526-3851 to reserve a spot. 1227 W. 18th St.